A moderate voice who tries to get things to work.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has earned the respect of colleagues from both sides of the political aisle. Every day, he delivers results for all Nevadans, including hardworking families like those he grew up with in the small mining town of Searchlight, Nevada. Despite his leadership position, he still lives in Searchlight, and he is still guided by the lessons and values he learned there. The Las Vegas Sun newspaper summarized Senator Reid’s story by saying that he “has gone from underdog to Senate’s top dog.” Since Nevadans first elected him to the Senate in 1986, Senator Reid has developed a reputation as a consensus builder and skillful legislator. His Republican colleagues have praised his reasoned, balanced approach. Senator Orrin Hatch, Republican from Utah, has said, “We all respect Senator Reid. He is one of the moderate voices around here who tries to get things to work.”